The Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway construction project has been 70.93 percent complete as of last month.

The update was made by H.E. Yit Bonna, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) during an inspection visit of the construction project late last week.

The construction process of the expressway, which would take about 48 months, continues as planned despite the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

The Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway project was launched on Mar. 22, 2019 under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Techo Hun Sen. It is expected to complete on May 31, 2023.

The US$1.9-billion-worth expressway stretches over 190 kilometres connecting the capital of Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville’s deep-sea port, by crossing the provinces of Kandal, Kampong Speu, and Koh Kong.

The construction project is invested by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) through Cambodian PPSHV Expressway Co., Ltd.

The total road width is up to 24.5 metres, while traffic lanes, divided into 4, are 15 metre wide in total, allowing all types of vehicles to drive up to 100 kilometres per hour and at some places, the speed peak is 120 kilometres per hour.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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